Friday, December 28, 2018

Finland: Geothermal District Heating Network to be Built at Nekala, Tampere

Robit To Develop With Tegs Finland Oy Technology For Sustainable Energy Production (News Release)

8 kilometre deep well to be drilled and a geothermal energy production plant built at Tampere

Robit Finland Oy has agreed to cooperate with TEGS Finland Oy on technology developed for the drilling of deep geothermal wells. Cooperation will focus on improving the performance of drill bits intended for deep well drilling. The goal is significant cost savings.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has awarded TEGS Finland a grant of over EUR 2 million for the construction of a geothermal energy production plant at Nekala, Tampere Finland. Geothermal heat can be used in electricity generation and heating. The 7–8 kilometres deep energy well to be drilled at Tampere will heat circulating water for use in the district heating network. Construction of the production plant, which will generate 29,050 MWh of heat per year, will start at the beginning of next year.

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